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School Holiday and Term Dates 2024-2025

Autumn 2024 – Term 1

Teachers’ Attendance Days: 44
Pupils’ Attendance Days: 41
Monday 12 August 2024Schools open for teachers
Monday, 12 August 2024In-Service day for teachers (school based)
Tuesday, 13 August 2024In-Service day for teachers (centre based Uist and Barra)
Wednesday, 14 August 2024In-Service day for teachers (centre based Lewis and Harris)
Thursday, 15 August 2024Schools open for pupils
Thursday, 10 October 2024Schools close for teachers and pupils
Friday, 11 October 2024Occasional Holiday – all schools

Winter 2024 – Term 2

Teachers’ Attendance Days: 41
Pupils’ Attendance Days: 40
Wednesday, 23 October 2024Schools open for teachers
Wednesday, 23 October 2024In-Service day for teachers (school based)
Thursday, 24 October 2024Schools open for pupils
Friday, 22 November 2024Mid term holiday – all schools
Monday, 25 November 2024Mid term holiday – all schools
Friday, 20 December 2024Schools close for teachers and pupils

Spring 2025 – Term 3

Teachers’ Attendance Days: 58
Pupils’ Attendance Days: 57
Monday, 6 January 2025Schools open for teachers and pupils
Friday, 14 February 2025Mid term holiday – all schools
Monday, 17 February 2025Mid term holiday – all schools
Tuesday,18 February 2025In-service date for teachers (school based)
Friday 28 March 2025Schools close for teachers and pupils

Summer 2025 – Term 4

Teachers’ Attendance Days: 52
Pupils’ Attendance Days: 52
Monday, 14 April 2025Schools open for teachers and pupils
Friday, 18 April 2025Mid term holiday – all schools
Monday, 21 April 2025Mid term holiday – all schools
Monday, 5 May 2025Mid term holiday – all schools
Friday, 27 June 2025Schools close for teachers and pupils

General Dates

12-14 August 2024In-Service Days
25 October 2024In-Service Day
19 February 2025In-Service Day
11-19 October 2024National Mod
18 April 2025Good Friday
21 April 2025Easter Monday
11 August 2025Proposed start date for teachers 2025
14 August 2025Proposed start date for pupils 2025